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NLM Announces New Homepage for Main Web Site

PSR Newsletter - Fri, 2018-06-01 19:06

On June 1, 2018, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released a new design for its Main homepage featuring simplified navigation, improved access to news and highlights about NLM’s work and training opportunities, and more direct access to NLM’s most popular resources.

The new homepage will link back to the original site, for one month, to allow users time to become familiar with the new navigation. The next phase of the refresh will be to transition all NLM pages to the new header and footer. NLM looks forward to receiving your feedback at the NLM Support Center.

NLM Home Page
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June 2018 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

PSR News - Fri, 2018-06-01 18:49
Illustration of a woman talking with a mental health professinal

Check out the June issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue:

  • Herpes Can Happen to Anyone: Share Facts, Not Fears
    Did you know that the virus that causes “cold sores” or “fever blisters” on or around the mouth can also infect other areas of the body? The infection is caused by the herpes simplex virus. And it’s very common.
  • Featured Website: Healthy Moments Radio
    Healthy Moments Radio features one-minute tips on how to prevent and manage diseases. Visit the website to play past episodes and to see the full list of radio stations airing the show.

NIH News in Health is available online in both HTML and PDF formats. Additionally, you can get trusted, up-to-date health information from NIH News in Health added directly to your site via NIH content syndication. Print copies are available free of charge for offices, clinics, community centers, and libraries within the U.S. Visit the NIH News in Health Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like to see covered, or share what you find helpful about the newsletter!

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Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium

MCR News - Fri, 2018-06-01 16:51

Thirteen public librarians from the MidContinental Region joined counterparts across the country at the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium on May 22 and 23.

Held on the final two days of the 2018 Medical Library Association annual meeting in Atlanta, the gathering allowed public librarians interested in providing consumer health information to connect with and learn from one another.

Participants heard about the need for public librarians to provide consumer health information and were encouraged to develop plans to increase institutional impact on health literacy.

Dara Richardson-Heron, the chief engagement officer of the All of Us Research Program, spoke to a joint gathering of health sciences and public librarians about the initiative’s plans to partner with libraries in providing health information to populations underrepresented in biomedical research. Former Surgeon General David Satcher discussed the continuing problem of disparities in health research and treatment.

Many of the participants from the MidContinental Region will be sharing their experiences in an upcoming NNLM MCR Breezing session.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2018-06-01 10:44

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MedlinePlus Magazine: the Spring 2018 issue of MedlinePlus Magazine is now available! This quarter, TV host Leeza Gibbons talks about her experience as a caregiver for both her mother and her father. Other features include cancer imaging, traumatic stress, and new advances in research from the National Institutes of Health. Subscribe or order a bulk subscription for your library today!

Member Highlights: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Poughkeepsie, NY – Learn how this library brought health and wellness to their community through a library speaker series featuring medical professionals. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Connect with MAR: MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Review the schedule of upcoming conferences where you can meet and greet with our staff.

The next round of PubMed for Librarians begins June 6. Check out all of our Summer 2018 PubMed training opportunities, and register today!

Data Flash: What is this GDPR thing I keep hearing about? – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR


PubMed Health will be discontinued on October 31, 2018. Details.

NLM @ MLA 2018: Did you miss a National Library of Medicine presentation at MLA? Recordings of the NLM theater presentations are now available!

The Role of Libraries in Precision HealthNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

National Library of Medicine Celebrates 10 years of AHCJ-NLM Journalism FellowsNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Revealing Data: Sewers and other AmenitiesCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

The National Library of Medicine is accepting applications to its Michael E. DeBakey fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2019. Application materials must be submitted by September 28. Read the full NLM announcement for more information and instructions on how to apply.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share these opportunities!

Last chance to register! From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – June 4-29, 2018 – Join GMR for a 4 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency and humility, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources. This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.

Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages – June 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – The LGBTQ community is an underserved and vulnerable population, often facing misinformation and censorship. Libraries have a unique capability to reach out to this group, providing a safe space to access materials and gather together, as well as provide education to the larger community. Sponsored by MAR, this talk will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.

PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed – June 6, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Join NTO for this synchronous, online course to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

LGBTQ Communities: Your Best Resource to Reduce Health Disparities – June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – With special attention to health justice among communities of color and LGBTQ populations, this webinar by SEA will explore how the lack of information, data, and resources directly affects the health, social and economic parity for these communities. You will learn about the importance of understanding local LGBTQ community resources and other non-traditional sources can be the best tool to reduce health disparities.

Just Talk About It: Using Mental Health Education to Prevent and Treat Substance Use Disorder – June 12, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In this webinar sponsored by NER, Carl Antisell from the Minding Your Mind organization will share the story of his journey through addiction to recovery. Carl will discuss what to look for as warning signs of potential mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and crisis. Learn to look beyond the stigma associated with mental health, and use strategies with students, friends and family to address signs of difficulty using vocabulary that invites engagement and that shows empathy, care and respect.

A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults – June 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Loneliness among the aging population has been shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26% increase in mortality. Join SCR for this webinar to explore how government agencies, solution providers, healthcare, education and multiple other industries can act together to develop solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

Research Data Management Services: Beyond Analysis and Coding – June 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – There is more to RDM services than the technical skills necessary for data management. Soft skills and non-technical skills are very important when setting up RDM services, and continue to be important to the sustainability of services. Reference skills, relationship building, negotiation, listening, facilitating access to de-centralized resources, policy knowledge and assessment, are all important to the success of a service. In this webinar Margaret Henderson, hosted by SEA, will discuss these skills and show you how to start RDM services, even if you don’t feel confident about your statistical skills or knowledge of R.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings

Amping up Diversity & Inclusivity in Medical Librarianship – ACRLog, blogging by and for academic and research librarians

An Overview of the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program – June 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – from the NPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council, this webinar will focus on an overview of the NIH All of Us Research Program, a key element of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). The presentation will also highlight the program’s engagement efforts with community and healthcare provider organizations. The audience will learn about how to become involved with All of Us and will be able to share information with those they serve and/or represent.

EXCITE Transformation for Libraries – The State Library of Connecticut is accepting applications for this intensive team-based experiential learning program for librarians that will teach collaboration and innovation skills, result in programs and services that respond to community input and demonstrated needs, lead to cultural change at libraries, and sustain project impact through extended training. Applications are due June 14, 2018.

Notice: the AHRQ National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC, Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018. Details.

MAR Postings is a comprehensive weekly news series authored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR)

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